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Edge Origins

It may surprise some readers to find out that Edge has been around since late 2009. It may also surprise readers that 2009 was a little over 6 years ago. 6 years. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. 2009 was the year “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the #1 song and Slumdog Millionaire won best Picture at the Oscars. Plenty has changed since then, especially here at Edge (and Gannon University), so I went back through the archives to find out what Edge staffers were writing about in the site’s inaugural year.

Here are some of the articles we dug up from the archives for your reading pleasure:

Student Voices: Where’s Your Favorite Place to Study?

Student Voices: Where's Your Favorite Place to Study?

Edge polled all the theatre students involved in 2009’s production of “Dancing at Lughnasa.” The consensus among them was the study rooms and third floor of the Nash Library and the Schuster Theatre. (naturally)

A Record Number of Gannon Students GIVE

A Record Number of Gannon Students GIVE

In 2009 GIVE Day broke all previous records for participation with almost 950 people volunteering. A staggering number considering that only 100 people were at the first GIVE Day.

Commuters at Gannon Get the “College Experience”

Commuters at Gannon Get the “College Experience”

At the time of this article’s publication,  the Commuter Corner had just recently been renovated to provide commuter students with a fully decked out space to eat, study, hang out or even nap. There were 172 commuter students “living” at Gannon in 2009.

Student Voices: Where Is Your Favorite Place to Go in Erie?

Student Voices: Where Is Your Favorite Place to Go in Erie?

Students listed the usual suspects like the mall and cold stone but also said that they enjoyed places like Forward Hall, Two Friends, and Pufferbelly’s.

Gannon Community Volunteers with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Gannon Community Volunteers with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Fun fact! In 2009, 50 members of the Gannon community helped renovate a local woman’s house for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode aired in June of 2010.

Big Sound on Campus: Jason Derulo to Headline Spring Concert

Big Sound on Campus: Jason Derulo to Headline Spring Concert

This year we are getting country musician Chase Rice, but in 2009 it was Jason Derulo. He performed at the Hammermill supported by We the Kings and Enter the Maine. This is crazy to think about given how big Jason Derulo was and still is.

Lady Knights: Congratulations on a Dream Season!

Lady Knights: Congratulations on a Dream Season!

2009 was the year of a #1 ranking for the the Lady Knights basketball team and a trip to the final four. Sadly, that was as far as they got, but it was and still is a major accomplishment.

The Joe Show: Behind the Scenes of Edge Videos

The Joe Show: Behind the Scenes of Edge Videos

Here is some insight into how Edge produced some of it’s first videos which were filmed and edited before we had the benefit of the wonderful Center for Communications and the Arts. Speaking of insight, here are of few examples of early Edge videos from the “Inside Gannon” series.

Inside Gannon: Waldron Campus Center

Inside Gannon: Free Bus Service for GU Students

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Adam is a senior journalism communications major whose interests include vinyl collecting and ultimate frisbee.

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